Real Steel - a steel band in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall

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Playing sunshine tunes with a holiday flavour, The Real Steel Band creates the carefree, joyful atmosphere of the Trinidad Carnival. It’s the ideal accompaniment for a wedding drinks reception.

“The infectious sounds of a steel pan band playing creates Caribbean fun and party magic…”

The Real Steel Band is a talented group of musicians who take tremendous pride in producing a high quality performance at each celebration at which they perform.

You can expect to hear an infectious concoction of soca, ska, calypso, reggae and salsa, but this is cleverly mixed in with some effective instrumental arrangements of popular rock and pop classics. There’s something in the repertoire to suit all tastes.

Weather permitting, The Real Steel Band can perform outdoors and they are quite happy to do so if provided with a bandstand or awning. Invoke the magic spirit of a West Indian celebration, Carnival-style, with Real Steel. When the pans strike up, make no mistake, it’s party time!

  • Lively, sunshine sounds of happy-go-lucky West Indian music
  • Exotic mix of traditional tunes with skilfully-arranged popular classics
  • No electrical amplification needed – perfect for outdoor events!




Real Steel performs effective instrumental arrangements of well-known popular tunes as well as Calypso, Ska, Soca and Reggae favourites.


  1. Jemma Lloyd

    Real Steel Pan Trio – Jemma’s Beach Wedding – August 2021

    Real Steel were absolutely amazing and gave the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. They were a really friendly and lovely bunch and our guests are still talking about them! Lots of guests posted videos and photos of them as they were so impressed. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to book. They setup quickly with no issues and got straight into it, judging the atmosphere and which songs to play.

  2. Val’s Birthday Party – June 2016

    Just a quick note to say thank you. Real Steel was brilliant, everybody young and old really enjoyed them. What lovely lads! Even the sun shone for us. Thanks again – I will definitely recommend you all.

    Val Bird

  3. Plymouth CC Pop Up Market: May 2015

    I just wanted to say thank you for arranging the performance by Real Steel at the Plymouth Pop Up Market on Saturday. The guys were brilliant and really helped to create a great atmosphere. If you could pass on our thanks to the band that would be much appreciated.

    Jenny Box

  4. Nicky & Hill’s Wedding – May 2015

    I would just like to let you know how pleased we were with the two young people that provided our steel band entertainment for my wedding in Devon on 26th May. They were absolutely brilliant and as it was a hot sunny day they really set the mood for our Caribbean-themed wedding. Please could you make sure you pass on a big thankyou from myself and my husband. Thank you.

    Nicky Angell

  5. Felicity’s Wedding – June 2014

    Just wanted to say how great the steel band was on our wedding day! Luckily the sun shone on us! Thanks for all your help.

    Felicity Judd